A dessert bar with a smattering of ever-changing sweet creations

Last Course

Salt Lake City, UT – Dessert – $ to $$ – Casual
Sifter Critique

Nicole O. - Pro SifterMay 7, 2019

Overall 4.5 / 5.0

4.5

Food

4.4

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.3

Value

Overview

Last Course has been open for a while and we have been quite a few times. They serve unique high quality ice cream flavors and decadent desserts. All their dessert are prepped in a commissary and plated at one of their 5 locations. They do a fantastic job on presentation and everything tastes fresh.

Value

The desserts are huge portions and are very decadent so we recommend sharing. For the quality, quantity, and ambiance we feel it’s a good value.

3 most popular dishes

Lemon stack, chocolate brownie bomb, and upside-down caramel apple pie.

What I ordered

Upside-down caramel apple pie, strawberry nachos, and various ice cream flavors.

Food quality

Upside-down caramel apple pie: they get deliveries 3x per week and we arrived the night before they received a shipment. The base, which is like a cinnamon roll/croissant, was very fresh and didn’t have any hard bread bits. The caramel has great depth and the apples provide some tart to offset all the sweet. It was a bit too sweet for me but my husband loved it.

Strawberry nachos: the unique way it is presented makes this dish really fun and great for people who don’t eat a lot of sugar (me!). Unfortunately, it comes with white and milk chocolate along with the dark but my husband and son were happy to help me with that. The chocolate had a decent snap but a bit of bloom. It did melt nicely in my mouth.

Ice cream: the ice cream is so delicious! They have your regular flavors but they also have breakfast cereal, olive oil, and rosemary honey. They gladly hand you (actually encourage) samples of any and all flavors on sleek metal spoons. The various flavors are a perfect mix of sophistication and your inner child. They also have seasonal flavors that change every month. Some past creations include chocolate covered cinnamon bear and Samoa Girl Scout cookie ice cream. This months additions are margarita, Tres Leches con Churro, and blueberry lavender. Their ever evolving menu and premium quality keeps us coming back.

Ambiance

The decor is Scandinavian inspired and feels clean and classy. It’s fairly bright and there’s been enough seating every time we have gone. The employees are always cheerful and encourage samples, which is awesome! We went on a trip to Australia last year and they don’t do samples in Australia. It was very discouraging.

What I liked most

The quality of the ingredients, the unique take on classic desserts and the beautiful plating.

What I disliked most

Due to the desire of the crowds to taste test one of Last Course’s many ice cream flavors, the lines often move slow, but who can blame them? Other than that, not much to complain about here. This fast casual dessert bar concept seems to be a winning combination.

The verdict

We love going here to reward ourselves after a long week, on date night, or to take friends/family. They always deliver in terms of atmosphere, quality, and experience.

Overall 4.5 / 5.0

4.5

Food

4.4

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.3

Value

Overview

Last Course has been open for a while and we have been quite a few times. They serve unique high quality ice cream flavors and decadent desserts. All their dessert are prepped in a commissary and plated at one of their 5 locations. They do a fantastic job on presentation and everything tastes fresh.

Value

The desserts are huge portions and are very decadent so we recommend sharing. For the quality, quantity, and ambiance we feel it’s a good value.

3 most popular dishes

Lemon stack, chocolate brownie bomb, and upside-down caramel apple pie.

What I ordered

Upside-down caramel apple pie, strawberry nachos, and various ice cream flavors.

Food quality

Upside-down caramel apple pie: they get deliveries 3x per week and we arrived the night before they received a shipment. The base, which is like a cinnamon roll/croissant, was very fresh and didn’t have any hard bread bits. The caramel has great depth and the apples provide some tart to offset all the sweet. It was a bit too sweet for me but my husband loved it.

Strawberry nachos: the unique way it is presented makes this dish really fun and great for people who don’t eat a lot of sugar (me!). Unfortunately, it comes with white and milk chocolate along with the dark but my husband and son were happy to help me with that. The chocolate had a decent snap but a bit of bloom. It did melt nicely in my mouth.

Ice cream: the ice cream is so delicious! They have your regular flavors but they also have breakfast cereal, olive oil, and rosemary honey. They gladly hand you (actually encourage) samples of any and all flavors on sleek metal spoons. The various flavors are a perfect mix of sophistication and your inner child. They also have seasonal flavors that change every month. Some past creations include chocolate covered cinnamon bear and Samoa Girl Scout cookie ice cream. This months additions are margarita, Tres Leches con Churro, and blueberry lavender. Their ever evolving menu and premium quality keeps us coming back.

Ambiance

The decor is Scandinavian inspired and feels clean and classy. It’s fairly bright and there’s been enough seating every time we have gone. The employees are always cheerful and encourage samples, which is awesome! We went on a trip to Australia last year and they don’t do samples in Australia. It was very discouraging.

What I liked most

The quality of the ingredients, the unique take on classic desserts and the beautiful plating.

What I disliked most

Due to the desire of the crowds to taste test one of Last Course’s many ice cream flavors, the lines often move slow, but who can blame them? Other than that, not much to complain about here. This fast casual dessert bar concept seems to be a winning combination.

The verdict

We love going here to reward ourselves after a long week, on date night, or to take friends/family. They always deliver in terms of atmosphere, quality, and experience.

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